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Show Type: Animated Genre(s): Comedy, Children Show Status: No longer airing First Telecast: April 21, 2003 Last Telecast: May 27, 2003 Episodes: 58 Color Episodes, 1 TV Movie
Pecola is about a little penguin boy named Pecola living in a port town called "Cube Town," and the everyday life of Pecola and his friends and neighbors, all of whom have unique personalities. Cube Town is a quiet and peaceful town. Well, that is if Pecola isn't getting into trouble again! Pecola is so curious and hyper active that he has trouble staying out of trouble for long. Although he always has the best of intentions, he usually ends up causing trouble of some sort! Pecolius, Pecola's grandfather, a famous archeologist and adventurer, is raising the inquisitive Pecola and tries his best to keep him from causing too much trouble, but he knows he can only do so much.
Despite causing an occasional disaster, the whole community of Cube Town is like as an extended family to Pecola. They scold him and tease him; they also help and support him. Sometimes they even give him his favorite pudding! There is never a dull day in Cube Town when Pecola is out and about!
Pecola was originally seen in 3D computer-generated animation in April 1998 on Ponkickies, a program on Fuji TV.
The $5.5 million (Canadian) production cost of this series was split evenly between the Canadian and Japanese sides. Sales of the cartoons and spin-off products through 2003 are estimated at $68.5 million (Canadian) in Japan alone.
Pecola is the third production from Nelvana's state-of-the-art 3D facility in Toronto.
Achievements Second prize for an animated TV series, at Vancouver Effects and Animation Festival (VEAF), Canada.
Special Distinction for a TV Series at Annecy 2001 International Animated Film Festival, France.
Broadcasted in 30 countries including USA - Cartoon Network (What the guide is based on) Japan - TV Tokyo Canada - Teletoon France - TF1moreless